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      CommentAuthorDaveNant
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
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    Just recommended Freakangels to an artist friend of mine - they said the art reminded them of Monkey Dust (for those in the dark, a wonderful, quite beautiful, quite fucked up animated sketch show on BBC Three). I'd noticed this mostly in the architecture, but then looking closer, I can see it right through.

    Any connection, Paul? I don't understand much about the technical side of art or animation, but seeing as someone else said it, I thought I'd ask.

    And, anyone else a fan of the show?
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    mr hoppy!





    *ahem*

    yes.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
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    I've been spit-roasting a hooker with your father. *ashamed face*

    God I love and miss that show!
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      CommentAuthorDaveNant
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
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    Aha...

    As you may know, producer Harry Thompson died of inoperable lung cancer in 2005. Very, very sad, the man was a genius.

    It has been reported that the rights to series' 2 and 3 of Monkey Dust remained his, and passed with his estate to his long term girlfriend, whom he married on the day he died. Apparently, she wished to allow the series to be available to everyone, and this is why you didn't see DVD released of those two latter series'. It is available by Bittorrent completely legally, in full screen resolution, and plenty of trackers have it. I downloaded copies last year, they are excellent quality.

    I checked this out quite thoroughly at the time, and as far as I could tell, the story was legit. So, no need to miss them, you can have Series 1 on DVD for just over a fiver, and the other two series' for free.
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    yeah, i have series 1 on dvd, had no idea about that story though! must go investigate...
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
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    Wikipedia reports the same story <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Thompson">here</a>.

    Very sad.

    - Z